June 04, 2020
Even though everything feels completely upside down, most parts of my daily life have actually changed very little. I still work from home, while juggling the parenting duties of small busy boys. There's just more parenting now that they are home all the time, and are feeling sort of fragile and unmoored.
But thanks to you all I have still been pretty busy, with a steady stream of orders coming through from my website. And galleries are starting to re-open, (hooray!!) so I am fielding requests and putting together fresh collections for them for the summer. Ordinarily at this time of year I would be ramping up the production to amass huge amounts of inventory for the Sunapee Fair. But the fact that it has been cancelled has really taken a lot of the pressure off my limited studio time, which is a bit of a blessing. I think we are all operating at about our maximum level of pressure, so anything that lightens the burden at this point is probably a good thing.
I'm lucky that my husband and I are both self employed, and work from home, so we can share the parenting duties pretty evenly. (He's a mastering engineer, in case you are curious.) We split the days in half, and one parent will be kid-boss in the morning while the other works, then we switch at lunch time.
It's a good life. Weird, because of the isolation, but good none the less. We are very aware of how fortunate we are, to live in this beautiful and safe place, and to be self employed and able to adapt our lives to fit the times.